On any day of the week in Melbourne, you can catch a live gig from some of Melbourne’s finest local musicians. That’s the beauty of Melbourne! To celebrate our incredible music scene, the City of Melbourne is throwing an eight-day party this November, dedicated to illuminating the city’s robust, world-renowned music scene, known as Melbourne Music Week (MMW).
Last year’s program saw over 110 events, featuring 250 contributing artists with input from more than 60 dedicated event partners in almost 40 locations across this music city – and this year’s festival is set to be even bigger.
This year, the State Library of Victoria, has been announced as the 2016 hub of Melbourne Music Week (MMW), and the original reading room, Queen’s Hall, will be the main performance space. Expect 9 days of live, independent music in and around Melbourne.
Live Music Safari | 17 Nov
Explore fourteen of Melbourne’s much-loved live music venues as they open their doors for a wild night of free gigs and parties.
Opening Night: Her Sound, Her Story | 11 Nov
Opening with an all incredible women lineup, the show will include acts such as Julia Stone, Ella Hooper, Mama Kin, Montaigne, Mojo Juju, Ecca Vandal, Elizabeth Rose, Airling and Nyne. Plus sets from Mojo Juju, Elizabeth Rose + Nyne. This show is now sold out.
Zola Jesus + Penny Quartet | 14 Nov
Co-presented with Melbourne Recital Centre, catch American visionary Zola Jesus transcend genres with her shape-shifting mix of cinematic synth pop and dark anthemic balladry.
Lunchbox Sessions | 11 – 19 Nov
Escape the daily grind for a full bill of free lunchtime gigs at the State Library of Victoria (the Hub). Since 2012, this popular series has been providing a welcome interruption to work days. Enjoy lunch while a stable of Australian talent takes to the stage.
The MCG is set to transform into a mini music festival for Love Live Music at the G. Take a behind the scenes tour of the MCG, moving between performances from 17 local acts across nine locations, including the player change rooms and the edge of the hallowed turf!
When: 11 – 19 November 2016
Where: Various venues across Melbourne